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Association of Heads of Federal Establishments gets new executive in Enugu



The Association of Heads of Federal Establishments (AHFE), Enugu State Chapter, on Tuesday elected new executive to pilot its affairs in the next three years.

Mr Emeka Nwokoro, the Zonal Director, Federal Ministry of Justice, SouthEast Zone, emerged unopposed as its Chairman.

In the election held in Enugu, Mr Augustine Musa, the Zonal Coordinator, Industrial Inspectorate Department, Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment, Enugu State was elected the Vice Chairman.

Others were Mr Onyedikachi Onovo, the Eastern District Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Eastern ,Enugu, was elected Secretary while Mr Onyeka Moses, Deputy Director, National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) South East Zonal Office, Enugu emerged as the Assistant Secretary.

Mrs Ijeoma Onyishi, Assistant Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA) Enugu, was elected the Treasurer while the Curator, National Museum of Unity Enugu, Mr Aloysius Duru was elected as the Financial Secretary.

The South East Zonal Manager News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mrs Maureen Atuonwu was elected to serve as the Public Relations Officer, while Mr Kingsley Ngorka emerged as the Welfare Officer.

Mrs Nneamaka Anika, Assistant Chief State Counsel, Federal Ministry of Justice, South East Zone, Enugu, is the new Legal Adviser of the Association.

All the officers were elected unopposed.

In his acceptance speech, Nwokoro thanked members for the confidence reposed in him and pledged that with the support of everyone, he was ready to take the Association to higher heights.

Earlier, the former chairperson, Mrs Lucy Ijetta, in her valedictory speech, urged new executives of AFHE to partner with the State Government to better the living standards of the people.

Ijetta, who is the State Director of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Enugu thanked the members for their support and cooperation.

She listed some of her achievements within the last four years to include, completion and furnishing of the Association’s Secretariat Building in Enugu, increasing the membership of the association.


Navy disowns list of successful candidate for Batch 35 recruitment



The Nigerian Navy (NN) has disowned the purported list of successful candidate for its Basic Training School (NNBTS) Batch 35 Recruitment, saying it is fake.

Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, the Director of Naval Information, said this in a statement in Abuja.

Ayo-Vaughan said the exercise was conducted in three centres across the country, namely; Lagos, Rivers and Kaduna States.

He described the information, being circulated recently as fake, and handiwork of fraudulent miscreants who were trying to dupe some unsuspecting applicants.

He said the list of successful candidates had not been released and that no form of invitation for training, via text message had also been disseminated by the Nigerian Navy.

‘’The alarming rate of circulation of fake information by unscrupulous individuals, regarding enlistment or recruitment into Navy is quite worrisome.

‘’Efforts are on to track and arrest the miscreants.

“Members of the public especially prospecting applicants who participated in the said recruitment are strongly enjoined to always authenticate information from the NN official website,, and other official social media handles, as well as other credible mainstream media platforms.

“Similarly, miscreants and mischief makers are warned to desist from this unwholesome practice, otherwise they will face the full wrath of the law,” he said.

Ayo-Vaughan said the text message, had invited unsuspecting applicants to report for military training at NNBTS Onne, Rivers, following their purported selection.

He said the criminals further claimed in the text message that the exercise would commence on Oct. 6.

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Gov. Alia condemns kidnapping of commissioner, one other



Gov Alia Hyacinth Alia

Gov. Hyacinth Alia has strongly condemned the kidnaping of Mr. Matthew Abo, his Commissioner for Information, culture and Tourism, and former Chairman Ukum Local Government Area (LGA), Mr. Iorwashima Erukaa.

This is contained in a press statement on Monday, signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Sir Tersoo Kula, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.

According to the statement, while Mr Abo was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in his Sankara home at about 8pm on Sunday, September 24, Mr. Erukaa was taken away by a yet-to-be identified gunmen on Saturday, September 23.

The Governor, who described the act as barbaric and unacceptable, has directed security agencies to immediately commence operations to ensure the safe release of the duo.

He called on the people of the State to remain calm, as his administration would do everything possible to make the State safe for all.

“The kidnappers have made contacts with the family of Mr Erukaa but are yet to contact Mr Abo’s family,” the statement stated

Several gunmen had stormed the the commissioner’s residence in Zaki-Biam, Ukum LGA and kidnapped him.

Eyewitnesses who spoke to NAN, said that the kidnappers who came on four motorcycles, ordered everyone in the house, including the his wife and children, to lie face down and took him away to an unknown destination.

The witnesses said the abductors compelled the commissioner at gun point to sit behind the rider of one of the motorcycles while a gunman sandwitched him.

Mr Abo was sworn in as a member of the Benue State Executive Council on August 29.

He hails from Ukum Local Government Area of Sankera axis, a major flashpoint of criminal activities with rampant killings and kidnappings for years now.

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